BAJHC Community Fundraising Event: Be prepared to be inspired, laugh, shed a tear and have a fun virtual hour raising funds to benefit the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Join us in the coziness of your own home for An Evening of Healing, Humor and Hope.

For centuries, the Jewish people have used humor to confront adversity. Humor helps us redefine reality and helps us come closer together during challenging times.

An Evening of Healing, Humor and Hope will be an entertaining, meaningful hour-long virtual variety show.

BJ Miller, MD in Conversation with Rabbi Eric Weiss.

Dr. BJ Miller is a longtime hospice and palliative medicine physician and educator. BJ has given over 100 talks nationally, and internationally, on the topics of death, dying, palliative care and the intersection of healthcare with design. His 2015 TED Talk: “Not Whether But How” (aka “What Matters Most at the End of Life”), has been viewed over 11 million times and his work has also been the subject of multiple interviews and podcasts, including Oprah Winfrey, PBS, The New York Times, The California Sunday Magazine, GOOP, Krista Tippett, Tim Ferriss and the TED Radio Hour. His book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End, was co-authored with Shoshana Berger and published in 2019.
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Rabbi Eric Weiss is the President and CEO of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco.

Rabbi Weiss is a spiritual direction supervisor, and is a co-founder of “Grief & Growing: ™ A Healing Weekend for Individuals and Families” and “Kol Haneshema: A Jewish Hospice/end of life Care volunteer Program.”
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Appearance by TV sensation Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik is an American actress, neuroscientist, and author. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. She later played neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2010 to 2019.

Honoring Former Board Members

Susan Moldaw served on the board of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center for six years and chaired the major gifts program. Prior to that, Susan trained and worked as a chaplain at California Pacific Medical Center, where she received CPMC’s ACE award for excellence in service. A longtime congregant, she worked as Congregation Emanu-El’s first lay Jewish chaplain.
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Nancy Boughey has served on the board of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center as a member of the initial Advisory Committee and later as a Board member for nearly 20 years. Her most recent role was as Board Secretary. As part of her commitment to the Center Nancy has been a counselor and staff member of Grief and Growing, the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center’s program for people who are struggling with losses of loved ones. A member of Congregation Rodef Sholom, she has facilitated groups for individuals who are in mourning.
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Lenore Bleadon served on the original board of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center – previously known as Ruach Ami, from the early to mid 1990s. She was part of the hiring committee that culminated in the recruitment of Rabbi Eric Weiss who has brought tenure, leadership and growth to the BAJHC. Lenore came to the BAJHC through her work at Mt. Zion Hospital where she served as President of the of Women’s Auxiliary Board.
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Surprise Celebrity Guests

“Did you hear the one about….”

Stories of

Healing, Humor and Hope

Event Hosts

BAJHC Board of Directors, Mary G. De May, MD, Chair

Our Event Committee:

Co-chairs: Regina DeAngelis and Deborah Stadtner.

Committee Members:

Benjamin Bloom, Laura Century, Cathy Dobbs Goldstein, Daniela Kleiman, Connie Levi, Linda Monosson, Amy Seff, Gail Stern, Michelle Tandowsky.

Reception: 4:30PM

Program: 5:00PM

 


 

Register Here:

HOST COMMITTEE AND SPONSORS:

We invite you to join our Board of Directors in becoming a member of the Host Committee by working  with us to support the event by spreading the word and becoming a sponsor. Please join us for an  evening of laughter through tears while giving heartfelt and deep gratitude to our honorees, Lenore  Bleadon, Nancy Boughey, and Susan Moldaw for their combined 48 years of service to the Healing  Center.  

Healing Sponsor – $36,000 

  • Opportunity to support the important work of healing in our community. 
  • Unlimited Tickets/Access to the Event.
  • Tribute note in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one. 
  • Your name on the event invitation and the BAJHC website. 
  • Invitation to participate in virtual roundtable discussion about the work of the Center  with a Healing Center rabbi. 
  • Opportunity to visit with BJ Miller, M.D. immediately after the event.  
  • Free parking.

Humor Sponsor – $18,000 

  • Opportunity to support the important work of healing in our community.
  • Unlimited Tickets/Access to the Event. 
  • Tribute note in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one.
  • Your name on the event invitation and BAJHC website. 
  • Invitation to participate in virtual roundtable discussion about the work of the Center  with a Healing Center rabbi. 
  • Opportunity to visit with BJ Miller, M.D. immediately after the event. 

Hope Sponsor – $10,800 

  • Opportunity to support the important work of healing in our community.
  • 10 Tickets/Access to the Event. 
  • Tribute note in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one.
  • Your name on the event invitation and BAJHC website. 
  • Invitation to participate in virtual roundtable discussion about the work of the Center  with a Healing Center rabbi. 
  • Opportunity to visit with BJ Miller, M.D. immediately after the event. 

Spiritual Sponsor – $5,400 

  • Opportunity to support the important work of healing in our community.
  • Five Tickets/Access to the event. 
  • Tribute note in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one.
  • Your name on the event invitation and BAJHC website.  
  • Invitation to participate in virtual roundtable discussion about the work of the Center with a  Healing Center rabbi. 

Angel Sponsor – $3,600 

  • Opportunity to support the important work of healing in our community.
  • Four Tickets/Access to the event. 
  • Tribute note in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one.
  • Your name on the event invitation and BAJHC website. 

Gratitude Sponsor – $1,800 

  • Opportunity to support the important work of healing in our community.
  • Three Tickets/Access to the event. 
  • Tribute note in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one.
  • Your name on the event invitation and BAJHC website. 

Compassion Sponsor – $1,080 

  • Opportunity to support the important work of healing in our community.
  • Two Tickets/Access to the event. 
  • Your name on the event invitation and BAJHC website. 

Individual Tickets: $108 or a meaningful gift (no one will be turned away)

Please reach out to Gail with  any questions about tickets at gkolthoff@bajhc.org or 415.750.4197.
**100% of funds donated will go directly to on-going spiritual work of the Healing Center. Your  donation is fully tax deductible. 

For those who wish to send in a check:
Please mail checks to: BAJHC, 2530 Taraval Street, Suite #202, San Francisco, CA 94116. If you have any  questions, please contact Gail at 415.750.4197 or email at Gkolthoff@bajhc.org